#3 deployment service - automatic selection based on server

closed
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2003-09-24
2003-07-03
No

using the deployment service you can easily swith from
different configuration, but actually you need to change
the CarbonDeploymentConfig.properties or to set an
environment variable to specify a different environment.

If you need to deploy a totally self-contained application
(no external lib, no change to the classpath) as an ear
or war this is not a good solution: if you want to deploy
the same application, without rebuilding the war/ear you
need to expand the application and manually modify the
file (usually contained in a jar into the ear) OR specify
an environment variable (not very good if you want to
keep the application indipendent from the environment
set-up).

To solve this problem we come up with a modified
version of the DeploymentService implementation which
let you specify a special variable ${servername} in the
deployment configuration.

using

carbon.deployment.Environment=dev/${servername}

the deployment service automatically replace the server
name and select the correct xml file according to the
environment, for example dev/server_test.xml or
dev/integration1.xml. This is also very useful for
developers who can have their specific xml configuration
working without modifying anything in the code base.

this is a snippet from my quick simple implementation:

public class ServerBasedDeploymentServiceImpl
implements DeploymentService, Configurable,
Startable, Suspendable, Destroyable
{

private static final String SERVER\_NAME

= "${servername}";

public void configure(ComponentConfiguration
configuration)
{

// original code here
// at the end of the Configure method, following the
default implementation code:

    int servernameindex;
    if \(\(servernameindex =

targetNodeName.indexOf(SERVER_NAME)) != -1)
{

        String lServerName = null;

        try
        \{
            lServerName =

InetAddress.getLocalHost().getHostName().toLowerCase
();
}
catch
(UnknownHostException e)
{
throw new
InvalidConfigurationException(

this.getClass\(\),

configuration.getConfigurationName\(\),

"ServerName",

"ServerName cannot be read. Unable to

replace " + SERVER_NAME + " in deployment properties");
}

        log.debug\("Replacing " +

SERVER_NAME + " with " + lServerName);

        this.targetNodeName =

targetNodeName.substring\(0, servernameindex\)
                \+

lServerName
+
targetNodeName.substring(servernameindex +
SERVER_NAME.length());

    \}
\}

// end of configure()

I'd really like to see this feature added to the standard
deployment service

Discussion

  • Douglas Voet

    Douglas Voet - 2003-09-24

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    made some changes to the deployment service so that you
    can now specify NameLookup components that are
    responsible for looking up either environment or instance
    names. Also added a LocalHostNameLookup component that
    will return the local host name. Other NameLookups could be
    written to do such things as query an application for
    environment and instance names.

     
  • Douglas Voet

    Douglas Voet - 2003-09-24
    • labels: --> module-deployment
    • assigned_to: nobody --> dvoet
    • status: open --> closed
     

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